Smoothies for president!

In the last couple of years I’ve became very fond of these super yummi and healthy drinks. Although I’m making them quite often at home, smoothie heaven can be found at Mercato La Boqueria in Barcelona. Coconut, mint, watermelon are just few of the flavours I tried. They were very refreshing in hot summer days and I hope I’ll come back someday for more.

Here is my personal favourite (and super easy) smoothie recipe:

Ingredients:
– 1 apple
– 1 orange
– a handful of red berries (strawberries, raspberries, blackberries, etc.)
– juice of half a lemon
– 2 dl water or some ice cubes if it’s summer

What to do next?
Wash and peel all the ingredients, and cut them into 2-3 cm peaces. Then put all of them into a blender and mix them for 30 seconds.
Yep, and that is all! Amazing, isn’t it?

Why are smoothies great?
– they are made of natural ingedrients, that means they are rich of antioxidants, vitamins and fibers
– you don’t need sugar or honey to make it sweeter
– they are great if you want to lose weight, train or just want to lead a healthy life
– lactose intolerant people can drink them as well unlike shakes
– it’s easier to drink this amount of fruit or vegetables than eating them separately

My skincare routine

Before we go further, let’s get some things straight. First of all, I have to state that everyone should use skincare products that suits their skin type. Mine is dry and sensitive, so if yours isn’t, don’t take advice from my habits. If you don’t know your skin type yet, consult with a dermatologist. And the second thing is, this is not a sponsored post.

Every morning when I wake up, I wash my face with cold water. It may sound harsh, but it wakes and freshens me up. After drying it with a clean towel, I use a face cream called Love Nature Gel Cream that contains aloe vera from Oriflame, because it hydrates my skin well. In the evening, I use Garnier’s Micellar Cleansing Water to remove my mascara and I also use it for cleaning my face. When I’m taking a shower, I always wash my face with a simple soap to clean my pores. After that I put on the same cream I used in the morning. Twice a week I use Garnier’s Pure Active Exfobrusher. For other parts of my body I use Nivea Care Intensive Pflege. I have to take special care of my hands because I have to sterilize it many times a day, so before I fall asleep I put Nivea Creme on my hands. In the summer, I use La Roche-Posay sunscreen that has 50 sun protection factor.

What else can you do to take care of your skin?
Don’t smoke.
Don’t go to solariums.
Don’t get sunburnt a lot because it increases the risk of having melanoma.
Hydrate your skin inside and outside by drinking enough water every day and buy using hydrating products.
Don’t use too much mascara. Or if you do, make sure to remove it completely every night.
Sleep at least 7 hours a day.